Your Perceptions When I come back from Malawi I will be able to answer all your questions with pictures, examples and stories – and tell you if your perceptions were right! Now let’s watch a short exercise from Go-Givers which will give us all fresh ideas!
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Hello! I’m Teefa and my mum comes from Nigeria, a country in Africa. In this lesson we will be learning about Africa.
What words come into your head when you think of Africa?
Often when people think of Africa, they think of wild animals like elephants, lions and giraffe … …like in The Lion King and Madagascar.
They might also think of people living in poverty… … and charities like Comic Relief.
It is true that there is a lot of poverty in Africa, and there are some big animals but that’s not the whole story! Let me take you on a tour of Africa and share some secrets with you!
Sometimes the pictures we see of people in Africa make us think everyone looks either like this … or like this … But all of these people live in Africa too!
People often think that everyone who lives in Africa lives in a mud hut! Or maybe in a house made from grass… or in a shack like this one… But you can also see houses like these in Africa too!
Did you know there are 54 different countries in Africa with around 2,000 ethnic groups - each with their own language! HelloLanguageCountry Salaam aleikumArabicMorocco Dumela mma/rra (to woman/man) SetswanaBotswana JamboSwahiliKenya Bah-ohYorubaNigeria MoniChichewaMalawi
Did you know there are snow covered mountains and hot sandy deserts, beautiful beaches and lush green forests, modern cities and magnificent old buildings?
Now let me introduce you to someone who is not just famous in Africa but admired by the whole world… Can you guess who it is?
Nelson Mandela was born in 1918 in South Africa where laws limited the rights of black people. When he grew up, Nelson Mandela became their voice. He was sent to prison by the white South African government and spent twenty-seven years on a lonely island. After his release from prison, Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president. He is respected around the world for his wisdom and kindness. No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
Didier Drogba, plays football for Chelsea. Born in the Ivory Coast. Andy Akinwolere, Blue Peter presenter. Born in Nigeria. Alek Wek, model. Born in Sudan. Here are some other famous people you might know who were born in Africa. Do you know their names?
Teefa’s Teasers. Why do you think that lots of people only imagine poverty and wild animals when they think about Africa? If you came from an African country how would you feel about the images we see in the media?
What do you think this lady is looking at? Click to complete the picture!
What do you think is happening in this picture? Click to find out!
Glossary poverty - poor ethnic group – people who come from the same place and share the same customs. images – pictures, cartoons and photographs media – the way we get news eg. newspapers, TV, the internet, radio
Activities to complete this lesson include : Rate this lesson here.here Click on the image above to view and/or download learning activities. video clips on life in Kenya how to play the game ‘Oware’ discussion notes